The Skoll MBA Scholarship is a competitive scholarship offered to students who are starting their MBA at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, in the UK. The scholarship is meant for individuals who are passionate about addressing urgent social and environmental challenges through entrepreneurial solutions. It provides financial support for tuition and college fees for the MBA program, along with additional funds to help with living expenses.
Each year, up to four scholarships are awarded to both home and international students who meet specific eligibility criteria. To be eligible, applicants must have a track record of entrepreneurial action, such as starting or growing a social venture, leading a social impact initiative, or addressing a specific social/environmental issue. They should also demonstrate a focus on creating impact by challenging unjust systems and practices.
Applicants are expected to possess personal qualities of a social entrepreneur, including being persistent, action-oriented, and willing to take risks. They should be able to demonstrate how pursuing the Oxford MBA will be crucial for their career development. Financial need is also considered, and applicants must show why the scholarship is necessary due to their circumstances or work experiences.
To apply for the scholarship, interested candidates need to connect with the Skoll Centre and express their interest. They should then apply for the Oxford Saïd MBA during specific stages, and if accepted, they will receive a link to the second part of the scholarship application.
As of now, applications for the Skoll MBA Scholarship are closed. For more information and to access the application form, candidates should visit the official scholarship website: http://skollscholarship.org/